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Friday 27 March 2015 1:52 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

A more complete performance than has been the norm in recent months led to Maidenhead grabbing a morale-boosting 29-20 victory over visitors Grove on Saturday.

A strong defensive effort against the wind in the first half allied to some clinical finishing early in the second period gave Maids the win they craved after losing eight of their previous nine matches.

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16:15 Tue 24 Mar 2015
Drax Maidenhead United manager Johnson 'Drax' Hippolyte was not impressed with our 'dr-axed' headline. Dan Darlington interviews the Magpies boss in the latest SportsTALK podcast and there is also a round-up of all the latest football
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13:00 Fri 20 Mar 2015
Allan Greene Addressing any motivational baggage his team may be lugging around could be the key to Maidenhead RFC 1st XV turning around their woeful run of form says, Allan Greene. Maids head into Saturday's match against
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17:37 Thu 12 Mar 2015
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17:49 Sat 21 Mar 2015
rugby Maidenhead 29 - 20 Grove Maidenhead secured a morale-boosting victory over Grove built on a strong defence in the first half and a clinical start to the second half. Trailing by one point at half-time,
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12:00 Wed 18 Mar 2015
Steve Clarke Reading's historic run to the FA Cup semi-finals forms the focus of this week's SportsTALK as we look back at Monday's 3-0 win over Bradford City. Graeme and Dan cast their eye over the game
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16:30 Tue 10 Mar 2015
Windsor RFC Rugby is the main focus of this week's SportsTALK as Windsor saw their hopes of promotion fall out of their hands. Graeme spoke to Paul Britton after the 'agonising' defeat to Towcestrians at the weekend,
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14:20 Sat 21 Feb 2015
London Wasps Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Wasps v Gloucester on Sunday, March 1 at
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10:00 Sun 08 Mar 2015
London Irish London Irish RFC have teamed up with the Maidenhead Advertiser to offer two lucky readers the chance to win FIVE tickets each to the London Irish St Patrick's Party match versus Newcastle Falcons on Saturday,
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12:00 Wed 18 Mar 2015
Steve Clarke Reading's historic run to the FA Cup semi-finals forms the focus of this week's SportsTALK as we look back at Monday's 3-0 win over Bradford City. Graeme and Dan cast their eye over the game
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12:00 Wed 18 Mar 2015
Steve Clarke Reading's historic run to the FA Cup semi-finals forms the focus of this week's SportsTALK as we look back at Monday's 3-0 win over Bradford City. Graeme and Dan cast their eye over the game
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com